We know that historical costumes get recycled from one production to another — it’s just a thing due to budget and time. While certain outfits seem to show up more often than others, that doesn’t mean they look as good on everyone. So let’s make some random judgement calls! With a shout-out to Recycled Movie Costumes, we’re gonna have some fun deciding who wore it better among these 18th-century style costumes.
Tell us how you voted and why!
I voted for the original production, the one for which the costume was made.
I feel like I’d have a better opinion if we could see the full styling, including hair (and potentially hats, etc.) – part of “who wore it better” is who incorporated it into a stronger overall look, IMO!
(Plus, it’s hard to judge who the gown suits better when we can’t see their faces.)
Agreed! And the lighting changes the appearance by a lot. So it’s ever so hard to judge based on such a small picture.
Thirded. I had to make a best guess on fit based on sleeves and cleavage, and a fair bit of what I knew of overall fit and styling from the movie in general. Anything I’ve not seen recently or at all was at a huge disadvantage.
Accessories and the lack of stress wrinkles helped me decide, as well as boob position.
If I’d seen the movies, then I judged based on the overall production values of the movie. If I hadn’t I voted for the prettiest picture. I love these mini-quizzes! Keep ’em coming!
Dangerous Liaisons 2. Marie Antoinette 3. Belle 4. Doctor Who.
The question: I’ve tried to see this post on a phone, a tablet, and a laptop, but all I get are spinning wheels below the introductory paragraph. Is there some setting interfering with the display?
Apologies for the typo – it’s a “tech” question.
I find it difficult as you can’t see the whole dress/image
Second everybody who said it’s really not possible to judge on such small-scale pictures of such a small part of the gown. Especially the grey one – I really can’t make out what;s going on there at all. Is that some kind of self-coloured attached hood with a different-coloured lining, or something?
Someone please tell me where the blue drop earrings are from- Lucy Wells wears them throughout series 1.